8 Things You Didn’t Know About Watchmaker Breguet

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Watchmaker Breguet

Post by koimaster » May 11th 2019, 9:46pm

You might know that Breguet is famous for inventing the tourbillon, that it was the first watch company to feature the guilloché technique on its dials, or that founder Abraham-Louis Breguet is widely regarded as the best watchmaker of his time. But what you probably didn’t know is: Napoleon Bonaparte was a client before he became emperor, Breguet made the most complicated pocket watch ever created for Marie Antoinette (completed, unfortunately, after her execution), and the family was later known for making airplanes and bringing the telephone to France. Take a walk down memory lane as we retrace some of Breguet’s biggest historical coups in Paris and beyond.

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Post by conjurer » May 11th 2019, 10:10pm

Eight more things you didn't know about Abraham-Louis Breguet:

8) ALB (as he was known in the 'hood) ate only cottage cheese for lunch.

7) Abraham-Louis Breguet liked to sit down when he peed.

6) Abraham-Louis Breguet hated Benjamin Franklin, unlike all of the rest of Paris, who lionized him. Once, at a society dinner, ALB saw Franklin losing his shirt cuff in the punch bowl, like Curly of the Three Stooges; ALB said, very loudly, "who's that fucking moron over there? And why the fuck does he have a dead racoon on his fucking head?"

5) Abraham-Louis Breguet wore a codpiece of pure titanium.

4) Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the diving bezel. True fact.

3) Abraham-Louis Breguet was able to fart Mozart's The Magic Flute in perfect time.

2) Abraham-Louis Breguet lost all his riches in the Dutch Tulip bubble. Afterwards, he couldn't stand being in the same room as a Dutchman. When he encountered a Dutchman, he would wrinkle his nose and hold a scented hankie to his nose and said, "the fuck is that? The Fuck is that?? Did somebody whistle the overture to The Magic Flute over here or what?"

1) After inventing the tourbillon, ALB quickly lost interest in watches. Instead, he started marketing cottage cheese.

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Re: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Watchmaker Breguet

Post by JAS1125 » May 12th 2019, 6:34am

conjurer wrote:Eight more things you didn't know about Abraham-Louis Breguet:

8) ALB (as he was known in the 'hood) ate only cottage cheese for lunch.

7) Abraham-Louis Breguet liked to sit down when he peed.

6) Abraham-Louis Breguet hated Benjamin Franklin, unlike all of the rest of Paris, who lionized him. Once, at a society dinner, ALB saw Franklin losing his shirt cuff in the punch bowl, like Curly of the Three Stooges; ALB said, very loudly, "who's that fucking moron over there? And why the fuck does he have a dead racoon on his fucking head?"

5) Abraham-Louis Breguet wore a codpiece of pure titanium.

4) Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the diving bezel. True fact.

3) Abraham-Louis Breguet was able to fart Mozart's The Magic Flute in perfect time.

2) Abraham-Louis Breguet lost all his riches in the Dutch Tulip bubble. Afterwards, he couldn't stand being in the same room as a Dutchman. When he encountered a Dutchman, he would wrinkle his nose and hold a scented hankie to his nose and said, "the fuck is that? The Fuck is that?? Did somebody whistle the overture to The Magic Flute over here or what?"

1) After inventing the tourbillon, ALB quickly lost interest in watches. Instead, he started marketing cottage cheese.

THE END.


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